Manchester City's League Cup title reign ends with loss to Newcastle
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City's defense of the League Cup was ended by a 2-0 home loss to Newcastle in the last 16 on Wednesday, with an injury to playmaker David Silva completing a miserable night for the English champions.
Young striker Rolando Aarons scored in the sixth minute and France midfielder Moussa Sissoko added a brilliant second goal in the 76th for Newcastle, whose season began dreadfully but has been turned around with three straight wins. Silva, one of City's most important players, came off with an apparent left knee injury in the eighth minute — four days before the derby against Manchester United in the Premier League.
City is winless in its last three games in all competitions.
Elsewhere in the competition, Southampton beat Stoke 3-2 on Graziano Pelle's 88th-minute winner – his second goal of the match – to continue its superb start to the season, and Tottenham defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 behind goals from Erik Lamela and Harry Kane.